Unit 1: Geog. of GA/GA’s Beginnings
In addition to completing this study guide, you should also be able to know facts from your tables on the Regions and Frayer Notes on the Physical Features of Georgia. This study guide is meant to guide your studying, but you should review all of your notes to have a complete understanding of this unit.
- Where in the World is Georgia?
- Southeast Region of the United States.
- United States of America Nation that Georgia is a part of
- North America Continent that the state of Georgia is located in
- Northern Two Hemispheres that Georgia is located in
- Georgia’s Regions and Features
- Piedmont Region with the largest population (contains metro Atlanta)
- Appalachian Plateau Smallest Geographic region (land area)
- Fall Line What is the natural boundary that separates the Coastal Plains
and the Piedmont regions?
- Red Clay The dominant soil found in the Piedmont region.
- Coastal Plains Largest Geographic region (land area)
- Blue Ridge Region that receives the most rainfall (80 inches per year)
- Ridge and Valley Textile and carpet industries in GA are based in this region.
- Piedmont Name means “Foot of the mountain”
- AL, TN, NC, SC, FL Name the states that border Georgia
- Coastal Plains Region where rivers are navigable to the ocean.
III. More Regions and Features…
- Okefenokee Swamp Largest freshwater wetland (swamp) in Georgia; contains more
than 400 species of animals
- Savannah River River that is the natural boundary between GA and S. Carolina
- Chattahoochee River Provides water source for Atlanta
- Savannah River Only river whose headwaters originate in another state
- Recreation, electricity, drinking water List 3 primary functions of the Savannah/Chattahoochee
- Fall Line inland shoreline of the prehistoric ocean
- Barrier Islands Protects beaches from erosion.
- Brasstown Bald Tallest peak in Georgia (part of the Appalachian Mtns.)
- Fall Line Industries grew up along this because of rapid flowing
rivers were a source of energy.
- Coastal Plains Has the best soil and climate for agriculture
- Blue Ridge regions part of the Appalachian Mountain chain
- Climate and Transportation
- Agriculture Which industry is most affected by climate?
- Weather Day to day conditions and changes in the atmosphere
- Vertical Climate climate in a region is affected by vertical elevation
- Airport, Seaport, RR, Interstates List the four transportation systems
- Atlanta Hartsfied-Jackson Busiest airport in the world
- Savannah, Brunswick List two major seaport
- Columbus, Bainbridge List two inland barge terminals
- Export goods produced in another state or country and shipped to Georgia
- Import goods produced in Georgia and shipped to another
state or country
Unit 1 Study Guide
1.Which region of Georgia has the most farms ,produces the most agricultural products and has rivers that are navigable all the way to the ocean? The Coast Plain
- Which region means “foot of the mountain” and has the most population, gentle hills, and rolling farmland? The Piedmont
- Which region of Georgia has the highest mountain ranges and receives the most rainfall? Blue Ridge
- Name three major cities along the Fall Line. Augusta, Columbus, and Macon
- What is the name of the highest peak in Georgia? Brasstown Bald
- Which region of Georgia is the smallest , has deposits of coal, and has steep hills and plateaus? Appalachian Plateu
- How does climate affect the agricultural region of Georgia? It allows for a long growing season
- Which river of Georgia starts in the North Georgia mountains and eventually forms a border with Alabama? Chattahoochee River
- Which river provides hydro-electric power to many homes of the state and forms the border with South Carolina? Savannah River
- In which region do you find many carpet and textile industries? Valley and Ridge
- The Fall Line (the inland shoreline of a prehistoric ocean) separates what two regions in Georgia? Coastal and Piedmont Regions
- What region of Georgia do you live in? Piedmont
- How did the Fall Line help the cities of Columbus, Augusta, and Macon grow and thrive? (Hint- think rivers) Access to fast flowing rivers to help generate power
- Why is the Chattahoochee River significant to Georgia? It provides drinking water and recreation activities to many areas of the state
- Why are the barrier islands important to Georgia? They protect beaches from erosion
- Why has the Savannah River been significant to the development of Georgia? The Savannah River has been used for trade, transportation, and a source for water for centuries
- What two hemispheres are Georgia located in? Northern and Western
- What region of the United States is Georgia located in? Southeast
- How does where you live impact how you live? Think climate, physical features, economy/resources, population, and regions. The climate of an area can and will affect how you live. The climate of an area will affect why type of jobs that you will have and the clothing that you wear. The physical features of an area will determine what type of housing and transportation that you might have. The economy and resources of an area will determine what type of jobs that you will have and what you might trade on the world market. The population of a region will determine what you might buy at a store. For example, in Georgia, you will see stores sell University of Georgia shirts but that will be difficult to find in a store in California. In conclusion, where you live will impact how you live.
Welcome to 8th Grade!! I hope you all had a fun and eventful summer. During the school day, I will be working with either Mrs. Floyd or Mr. Vickery in 8th grade GA Studies. One of my goals for the week is to introduce myself to each and every one of you. At that time, you will be given my contact information card with my daily schedule, email, and phone number. I’m looking forward to a great school year.